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Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum

| Cultura, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

always one of my favs, peaceful and a blast from the past all in 1 roof, Being able to see the old public transport vehicles (buses trams milk floats) along with the collection of old bikes is amazing, a must go for motor fans ! then take a nice walk over to the ulster folk park which is a complete... More

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Oak Park, Michigan, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Rick Steves guidebook said to start at the folk museum, uphill--quite a walk from the train station on a drizzly day. We loved the smithy and the old movie theater, where we were told that visiting children will often sit and be transfixed by Charlie Chaplin silent movies. I could have watched for an hour, but my companion made... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I could visit these places over and over. The attention to detail is brilliant and so much information to absorb you really want to revisit. I loved the street layouts and going further out to see the farms etc was an amazing day out I LOVED IT

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Memphis, Tennessee
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

What a nice surprise,didn't know what to expect. It's a recreated village circa early 1900. Very well done with live recreation of live during that period. If in the Belfast area a must to visit.

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Northern Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A great day out. A lovely place to dander around. We had about 4 hours here and I would have loved longer. I had been here before years ago so I took a walk up the country road area and enjoyed the Spade house ,the Forge, Weavers and Chicken houses. If you are lucky and the weather is kind its... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I would advise anybody to take time and visit the Ulster Folk and transport museum. There is such a lot to see and you really get the feeling of going back in time. Make no mistake,you will need a full day to see everything on offer and of course don't forget to by a quarter of sweets at the corner... More

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It has been a long time since we last visited the Folk Museum, it was a beautiful day and quite busy. You really feel as though you have stepped back in time when you go up into the "town" - this is a great day out for the whole family

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Larne, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Have visited this place a number of times over the last 30 years and really love the folk museum as it gives a fantastic insight to the way we lived etc in the not so distant past.all the buildings have been painstakingly dismantled and rebuilt at the museum to a magnificent standard.a real eye opener for todays kids as to... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This place has hardly changed since I was at primary school! I visited the museum today because a vintage fashion event was taking place here today, yet I was forced to wait for half an hour before being able to get to the event and spoken to in a very obnoxious manner by a member of female staff. Not very... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Went to the transport museum today and we had a wonderful time. Trains, planes and automobiles - a real trip down memory lane! We were allowed to climb into the trains and busses and it was like being a kid again. Well worth the entrance fee!

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